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6 MG2 VST instances feeded by GK3 hex pickup to have each single string tracked separately. Good idea?

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#1

Hi!
First of all congratulation on Midi Guitar 2, I’ve tried the demo and I’m really impressed!

MG2 does a really good job but still struggle sometimes with complex chords (I’m not playing clean enough maybe?).
I own a Roland GP-10 as well, and I’m not very satisfied with it’s tracking abilities.

So Here’s what I’d like to try: use the Roland Hex Pickup + GP10 to feed each individual 6 strings audio to 6 VST instances (aka 6 tracks) of Midi Guitar 2 in my DAW.

Has anyone tried that?

The demo version doesn’t include any vst apparently so I can’t test it at the moment, and I am a bit shy to commit to the full version since I’m not sure my computer will handle the 6 simultaeous instances. Do you have a VST demo available to further investigate this setup?

Thank you for your time and hard work!


#2

I’ve tried it and it works but I can’t say it’s a quantum improvement. There’s a thread or two about this floating around on the vguitarforum.

You’re still limited by range in MG2 if you want to do any serious alt. tunings and it’s kind of a pain to set up.


#3

it is a bit of an overkill: though you can get some performance boost from our app.
When MG is put in monomode it will allways convert down to drop C and ofcourse be a bit faster.
You need a comfortable host for such a thing: e.g. Gigperformer. it has free wiring, so you can just sum the midi outputs into a synth.
But then it gets a bit more complicated: if you want to have mulitbends, you need to load “channel select” in each MG instance, and assign each string to a different channel.
then you need to have a synth with at least 6 layers assigned to those differnet midi channels, so that the bend messages work independently for each string.
Some synths have MPE, some have a simpler form of that which is sort of compatible.
Alternatively you can just load a synth instance for each MG instance, which is a terror to setup but really flexible, ok.